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Coach Andy Bonasera and his men’s lacrosse team celebrate their SCAC Championship in Panther Stadium.
A new conference
It was a big year for sports at BSC, and next year will
be even bigger. Starting in July, Birmingham-Southern
became a member of a new athletics conference—the
Southern Athletic Association, or SAA—formed by seven
former members of the NCAA Division III Southern
Collegiate Athletic Conference. The new conference
includes Berry College, Centre College, Hendrix College,
Millsaps College, Oglethorpe University, Rhodes College,
and Sewanee: The University of the South.
Competing in the SAA will not only save on travel time
and expenses, but also lets BSC students compete with
their peers at other academically selective residential
liberal arts colleges—schools that integrate sports into
the entire educational experience for scholar-athletes.
Visit the conference’s Web site at
for more information.